PRIMARY CARE TRACK
The University of Maryland School of Medicine started a new Primary Care Track in August 2012 for incoming first year medical students as a collaborative program of the departments of Family and Community Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics. With the recently awarded five year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), lead investigator Dr. Richard Colgan (Family Medicine), and co-investigators Drs. Linda Lewin (Pediatrics) and Nikkita Southall (Internal Medicine) put together an ambitious academic program which introduces all students to primary care role models early in medical school, and to offer a longitudinal experience in primary care in rural and urban underserved communities to interested students, with the intention of increasing the number of UMD medical students who choose primary care careers in these communities.
MARYLAND LEARNING COLLABORATIVE
University of Maryland faculty are leading the way in developing advanced models of patient care in 53 diverse primary care practices in the State of Maryland. The Maryland Learning Collaborative is a partnership between the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians and the Maryland Health Care Commission.